pop punk = oxymoron
How can something be pop-punk?
by sum_blue_moon February 07, 2004
Pussy sellout punk imitators, who stole half the clothing style and made crappy music and called it "punk". Nothing but whiny wannabe hypocrite weaklings, most of which with no music talent. See poser.
Pop-punk such as Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Avril Lavigne, and Sum41, all suck very much.
by sxe June 02, 2003
crappy, girly, whiney, try to be punk music
blink 182, good charlotte, simple plan, and new found glory
by zed July 16, 2005
there is no such thing as "pop-punk" for that would be a contradictory statement of the two opposite energies of the universe.
what it really is is "Modern Punk", just like rock punk has changed for nothing remains the same and people need to except that. it is punk fused with an element of just having fun playing music.

The Cure and The Who and Lou Reed are key influences in the genre of (for sake of requirement) " pop-punk ".
by The Harlequin March 31, 2006
the corporate wroke whore who killed bambi
watch the Great Rock n Roll Swindle
who killed bambi?
by duffin June 21, 2005
A term that many people misuse, as they confuse it with 'popular punk'. Pop punk is punk with poppy hooks, while popular punk is, as the name indicates, popular, and a very watered down version of punk.

Examples of pop punk (also known as skate punk):
Bad Religion
88 Fingers Louie

Examples of popular punk:
blink 182
Simple Plan
Good Charlotte
NOFX is a good pop punk band.
by Strike Anywhere January 16, 2005
A more popular form of a Punkish type of Rock. It loses (most or all of) the additutde of Punk while keeping its 1 2 3 rhythm. Good Pop-Punk bands would be old Blink-182, Old Sum 41, American Hi-Fi, Zebrahead, and Motion City Soundtrack. Bad Pop-Punk bands would be new Sum 41, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Pop-Punk was a style that was around in the 80's but made a bigger spring in the late 90's and early 21st century. Pushing away the horrible Madonna and Britney influenced techno which clouded up the 90's.

Characteristics of Pop-Punk include

A 1 2 3 Rhythm

Clean vocals

By the way to all you guys who say Punk was anti-mainstream it really wasn't. Because The Ramones and The Sex Pistols and The Clash were mainstream so how they be anti-mainstream?

Anyway more recently Pop-Punk has taken a turn to more emotional types of lyrics, usually from the point of view of a boy who is observing problems that a girl is having or problems he is having with a girl.
Some Pop-Punk is good.
by joe725 October 13, 2007

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